Ateneo Lady Eagles slay UST Tigresses in straight sets
MANILA, Philippines – The Ateneo Lady Eagles made it 9 consecutive won sets following a 3-set sweep of the UST Tigresses, 25-20, 25-18, 25-18, on Saturday, March 19, at the Philsports Arena in Pasig.
Coming off momentum-building wins over NU and FEU, the Lady Eagles rode their hot streak and were in control of the Tigresses from start to finish in the one-sided affair.
The win improved the record of Ateneo to 9-2, putting them atop the UAAP Season 78 women’s volleyball standings.
UST, on the other hand, dropped to 5-6 and is currently out of the Final Four.
Ateneo had 3 players score in double figures led by the 14 each of Alyssa Valdez and Jhoana Maraguinot. Amy Ahomiro also had her best game of the season with 10 points, as Ateneo became the first team to claim a Final Four spot.
Cherry Rondina led the Tigresses with 11 points.
The Lady Eagles, who are going to the Final Four a seventh straight year, out-spiked UST 36-30 and had more points on blocks, 8-2. Jia Morado was superb again with 31 excellent sets. – Rappler.com